Sen. Pat Toomey will be getting a very public pat on the back for his work on holding the Department of Veterans Affairs “accountable for its failures.”
Concerned Veterans for America are spending $1.5 million on a digital, TV and mail campaign to thank Toomey for being “a leader in the fight to hold VA bureaucrats accountable for failing Pennsylvania veterans.”
“Sen. Toomey’s actions make it clear that veterans issues are a top priority, and CVA wants Pennsylvanians to understand and appreciate his efforts to fix the VA and hold the VA accountable for failing America’s veterans,” CVA CEO Pete Hegseth said in a statement announcing the ad campaign.
A week ago, the House of Representatives passed the VA Accountability Act, which would make it easier to fire bad employees – a piece of legislation Toomey had pushed for. The bill now awaits a vote in the Senate.
The race for Toomey’s seat in 2016 is well and truly on, as Katie McGinty – former Chief of Staff to Gov. Tom Wolf – entered the race Tuesday. McGinty will face off against former Congressman Joe Sestak for the Democratic Party’s nomination.